Lourdes / Nevers / Paris, by Coach

6 Days

The Story of Bernadette​

Lourdes, in the middle of the 19th century, was a small town of a few thousand inhabitants.  It was in this town that Francois Soubirous and Louise Casterot had set up their family home.  Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was born on January 7, 1844. Her real Occitan name is Maria Bernada Soubirous, aka Bernadeta (little Bernada). Madame Soubirous gave birth to nine children, of whom four boys and one girl died before reaching the age of ten.

From February 11, to July 16, 1858, Bernadette reported 18 apparitions of “a Lady.” Despite initial skepticism from the Roman Catholic Church, these claims were eventually declared to be worthy of belief after rigorous investigations. On December 8th, 1933 Bernadette was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

NOTE: This itinerary / package prices are for guidance only and are subject to minor alterations due to circumstances (local / overseas) that may arise beyond our control.

Deposit: £100 per pilgrim (non-refundable)

<p>Pilgrims are advised to assemble at Westminster Cathedral by 10:00 for Mass. The coach departs at 11:30 and travels overnight to Lourdes with comfort stops en-route.</p>

<p>Arrive in Lourdes about 09:00. The morning is free for you to queue up for the Baths. After lunch at the hotel, join us for an introductory tour of the Shrines. Mass at 17:00. Rosary & Candlelight procession in the evening. [lunch & dinner]</p>

<p>Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption Mass in the morning, followed by the Stations and a group photo. Optional excursion to Gavarnie. Blessed Sacrament procession at 17:00 and Candlelight procession at 20:00. [full board]</p>

<p>Today is a free day for pilgrims. Mass will be arranged at an appropriate time. Rosary at the Grotto at 14:00. After dinner at the hotel, we depart for an overnight journey to Nevers. {breakfast & dinner]</p>

<p>Arrive in Nevers early in the morning. Have breakfast and celebrate Mass at the Convent. Join us for a guided tour of the Gardens at St. Gildard’s. Continue our journey to Paris. Join us for an optional boat trip in Paris before checking in the hotel for dinner. [breakfast & dinner]</p>

<p>Visit the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal of St. Catherine Laboure. Celebrate Mass here. Time permitting we visit the chapel of St Vincent de Paul. Travel to Calais for your return ferry to Dover. We expect to arrive in London about 21:00.</p>

Price Includes:

  • Return coach transport and ferry crossings, tolls & taxes
  • 3 nights accommodation, meals as stated
  • Guided tours
  • A daily pilgrimage programme.

Price Excludes:

  • Travel insurance premium
  • Single room supplement (£25/night)
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
  • Any other costs of a personal nature.

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Lourdes / Nevers / Paris, by Coach
From £ 390
/ Adult